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    Bet you can't do this

    Try naming a folder on your desktop CON..

    It just can't be done..
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    Well, it can be done, but it needs a tip of the hat to Mr Torvalds.

    More to the point though; in this context, what is referred to is a reserved device name. Since way back when, in the Microsoft world, there have been reserved device names that the file system cannot use. CON being derived from Console, is one of those device names.

    P.S. setting a Microsoft a reserved device name using another OS to do so may have undesirable consequences in Windows.
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    Perhaps one of the tricks in How to Remove Files with Reserved Names in Windows might be relevant? It's a favourite article for us old DOSsers... (Admittedly a) it's doing a remove operation, not rename, and b) it's getting rid of a file with a reserved name, not creating it!)
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